Why Does Your Air Conditioner Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The weather is turning brisk in Mount Hope and we’ll likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This fall period we get many of air conditioner repair calls from homeowners stating that they smell something when their air conditioner turns on for the first time in a while. It’s likely that your air conditioner hasn’t been using for a little while. In that time, dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you start your air conditioner, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of concern and the smell will usually be gone after a while. However, if the odor does not diminish after a short time, please call in one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your air conditioner is that your air filter could be clogged. This can cause your blower motor to get overused and could cause the motor, and/or the air conditioner to overheat.

Your air conditioner is going to be an key part of your life even during in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our experts will be sure your system is working smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 304-707-0600 to set up an appointment with us.